July 2, 2009
DOL has released a performance report which confirms what we already know as true. The report shows the percentage of PERM applications resolved within six months of filing is down to 11% for Q1 2009 compared to 94% for the same quarter last year.
DOL states that PERM program performance continues to significantly decrease due to:
The impact of increasing integrity activities in light of the declining economy and continued filings.
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is currently developing baseline targets for an enhanced PERM performance measure and a new PERM integrity measure. These measures are scheduled for approval and implementation at the beginning of FY 2010.
Quarterly Performance Report